Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (2.75 MB bytes)

Title: Wildfire risk and housing prices: a case study from Colorado Springs.

Author: Donovan, G.H.; Champ, P.A.; Butry, D.T.;

Date: 2007

Source: Land Economics. 83(2): 217-233

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Unlike other natural hazards such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes, wildfire risk has not previously been examined using a hedonic property value model. In this article, we estimate a hedonic model based on parcel-level wildfire risk ratings from Colorado Springs. We found that providing homeowners with specific information about the wildfire risk rating of their property has affected housing prices.

Keywords: Hedonic, fire, Colorado Springs, spatial statistics

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



Donovan, G.H.; Champ, P.A.; Butry, D.T. 2007. Wildfire risk and housing prices: a case study from Colorado Springs. Land Economics. 83(2): 217-233


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.